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Indignation in the Republican ranks before Trump's performance in Helsinki

Complaints point to the president not defending American Security services

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Indignation in the Republican ranks before Trump's performance in Helsinki

The comparison that Donald Trump made Monday, between credibility of word of Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and that of intelligence services, Department of Justice and or senior officials of administration that he himself directs on accusation of Electoral interference against Kremlin supposes a setback to institutions and leaves in a difficult position Republican Party. CIA director Daniel R. Coats criticized Trump's comment: "We have been clear in our assessments of Russian interference in 2016 elections and ir widespread attempts to undermine our democracy."

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John Brennan, director of CIA between 2013 and 2017, burst into his Twitter account, accusing president of treason. "Donald Trump's performance at Helsinki press conference exceeds serious crimes and fouls. It has been No less than treason. Not only Trump's comments were stupid, but he's completely in Putin's pocket. Republican Patriots, where are you? "he wrote.

Many Republicans expressed ir stupefaction, starting with Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, a regular critic of president, who described as shameful performance. "I never thought I'd see an American president on a dais with Russian president and blame U.S. for a Russian aggression." The President of House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, considered that "re is no doubt that Russia interfered in elections of 2016" and that re is no "moral equivalence between US and Russia." Senator John McCain described Trump's performance as "one of most shameful in history on part of a U.S. president." The damage inflicted by selfishness and naivety of Trump's autocrats is difficult to calculate. But it is clear that Helsinki summit has been a tragic mistake, "he said. Senator Lindsey Graham warned that Russia would see Trump's reaction as an act of weakness. And re are significant criticisms of journalists from Fox conservative chain. Presenter Neil Cavuto crossed attitude of Trump of foul and his colleague Abby Huntsman pointed out that "no negotiation makes it worth throwing your people under wheels of a bus."

Donald Trump's press conference performance in Helsinki rises to exceeds threshold of "High Crimes Misdemeanors." It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump's comments imbecilic, he is wholly in pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where Are you???

— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) July 16, 2018

This Monday in Helsinki Trump gave Russian president same credibility as American intelligence services, Republicans of Congress, his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, and his national security adviser, John Bolton. "All I can do is ask question. A lot of people say y think it's Russia. President Putin says it's not Russia. I will say this: I see no reason why it should be so. I want to see server. I have confidence on both sides, "he said at joint press conference.

The Republicans have shown in ir conclusions in Congress that y do believe in Russian interference, but criticisms of Trump have been mild, beyond usual critical voices in party, such as that of Senator McCain. His words last week seemed premonitory about what Trump was going to say a few days later about EU and Russia. "Putin is not a friend of America, not even a mere competitor. Putin is an enemy of United States, not because we want him, but because he has chosen to be. He chose to invade Ukraine and annex Crimea. He chose to help [President Bachar] El Asad to massacre Syrians. He chose to attack our choices and undermine democracies around world, "he said on Thursday.

The next day, Justice Department would announce a formal indictment against 12 Russian intelligence agents for stealing and disseminating documents from Hillary Clinton campaign team in 2016 elections. McCain would n claim Trump to stand firm at this Monday's summit and demand responsibility for Putin.

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